Year 6: Birch and Willow 2021 - 2022

Welcome to Year 6

Miss Hamilton is our teacher in Birch class and be contacted at: birch@pinehurstgs.co.uk

Miss Fry is our teacher in Willow class and can be contacted at: willow@pinehurstgs.co.uk

Mrs Garrett, Mrs Platt, Miss Gilmore and Mrs Turner work with us in Year 6.

In Year 6 at Pinehurst we Experience, Excel and Enjoy.

Join our Class Dojo Pages:

Willow: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CZYNWCZ

Birch: https://www.classdojo.com/invite/?c=CU3AFJW

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Life in Year 6

The children in Year 6 are looking forward to a busy but exciting year of learning. 

We have a focused session on Reading, Writing, and Maths each day. We also enjoy lots of opportunities to learn about Science, Computing, Spanish, History, Geography, RE, PE, Art, DT and Music each week. 

PE

Our PE day is Tuesday. Your  child will need to come in to school already dressed in their PE kit. This consists of a yellow Pinehurst t-shirt, navy shorts or jogging bottoms and a pair of black pumps or trainers.

Year 6 will be swimming this half term. Children will have a dedicated swimming lesson every Thursday beginning 16/09/21. Please ensure children have the appropriate kit to participate: a swimming costume or trunks, towel and swimming cap. Children may also bring swimming goggles if they wish.

Our Curriculum 

At Pinehurst Primary School we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides the children with opportunities to Experience, Excel and Enjoy. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through delivery of a twenty-first century education. A cross-curricular approach to learning encourages the children to make connections between all aspects of their learning and become independent, reflective learners and responsible citizens. 

English and Maths skills that we will be developing in Year 6:

English

Using a range of clauses to develop sentences (e.g. main, subordinate relative, phrases etc.)
Accurate use of a range of punctuation: brackets, hyphens, dashes, semicolons and colons.
Continuing to write for a range of purposes and audiences including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
Maintaining a positive attitude to reading and a love of books
Participating in discussions and debates using reasoned justifications for their views.


Maths 

Reading and writing numbers to 10 000 000 and understanding their place value.
Using the four operations with fluency (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) accurately and applying them to more complex word problems.
Understanding the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages and apply this knowledge to ratio.
Converting different units of measure.
Properties and translation of shape.
Interpreting and construct line graphs and pie charts.

The Wider Curriculum in Year 6

This half-term our wider curriculum topics include:

Science: Electricity

Geography- Fieldwork and mapping in our local area.

Art- Developing sketching. Architect study of Sir Giles Gilbert-Scott and Antoni Gaudi.

Please see our Curriculum newsletter for more information on what we will be stuying each half term. 

It will be a busy and fun filled year of learning!

How can I help and support my child at school? 

Homework in Year 6

Homework will be set each Friday via Class Dojo. This homework needs to be completed by the following Friday.

Completing homework is crucial in ensuring children have time to revisit and consolidate their learning at home. Children develop their skills and place a higher value on their education when they talk through their learning at home with family members. Completing homework also provides a great opportunity for children to practice what they have learned in a different, independent setting.  

Children will recieve one piece of English and Maths homework that will be based on the week's learning objectives as well as a wider curriculum task. Continual practise of times tables is also encouraged and children should endeavor to access Times Tables Rockstars regularly at home. 

Reading is encouraged daily and should be recorded in your child’s reading record book. This should be a mixture of your child's levelled reading book and any books, magazines or texts they'd like to read alongside. Reading diaries will be checked in school regularly and your child will also have lots of opportunities to read with their class teacher. 

Practical ideas to support your child 

  • Sharing books, reading with and to your child. 

  • Visiting places of interest, talking to your child about them, and encouraging them to ask questions. Places you may choose to visit: the library, country parks and local nature reserves, museums, etc. 

  • Making opportunities to play and work with others. 

  • Opportunities to be creative, solving puzzles and working on projects. 

Blended Learning

Please find below for useful resources and websites should your child have to learn from home.

Maths

https://ttrockstars.com/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/category/22/most-popular

English

https://www.audible.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zncsscw/year-6-and-p7-lessons

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

Other

https://www.oddizzi.com/

https://www.duolingo.com/

https://scratch.mit.edu/

https://hourofcode.com/uk

If home learning is required please contact your child's teacher for log-in details, practical activity ideas and additional resources they may be able to offer. 

 

To keep up to date with our learning journey don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @PinehurstP and our class pages @missrfry and @year6birch

Please continue to share with us your tweets about your learning outside of school. 

We thank you for your continued support at what is such an important time in your child's educational journey.

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